Charged with teaching more than 500 students in two excellent buildings—a K-6 Elementary School and a 7-12 Junior/Senior High School—Harlem Public Schools is one of the largest employers in Blaine County. We have 61 certified staff members and 36 classified staff members, which translates into an excellent Student-to-Teacher Ratio. We also boast a technologically rich environment and all students have access to computers.

The community of Harlem, Montana, is located between Havre and Malta in the scenic Milk River Valley. Close to the Little Rocky and Bears Paw mountains, we’re a farming and ranching community only 45 miles from the Canadian Border. We’re also close to Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, and a large number of our students live there. These students and their parents are extremely proud of their Native American Heritage.

There are many cultural events to attend throughout the year, including many Pow-Wow’s. Harlem High is the site of the only Seed Show left in Montana. The seed show is an agricultural fair occurs annually. Harlem abounds in wide-open country and big skies with excellent hunting and fishing and is a great place to live.


  • New Teachers start at year 5 on the pay scale: $40,320.
  • 4% Raises for the next two school years (19-20 and 20-21).
  • $2,000 signing bonus: $1,000 in Sept. 2019 and $1,000 in Sept. 2020,
  • Moving Expenses Stipend! We will cover 1/2 of your moving expenses up to $1,000.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Premium Health coverage: District will contribute $1,025 per month.
  • Coaching and tutoring opportunities.
  • 13 days of Discretionary Leave per year.
  • School district housing may be available.
  • Join us and be a Wildcat!

2019-2022 Certified CBA                             2019-2022 Classified CBA

Harlem School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our latest job openings are posted below. Click here to learn how to contact us directly.

Click here to download an Employment Application.


All persons interested in coaching positions for Harlem Schools must first complete a Coaching Application which includes a fingerprint/background check.

If the applicant has a ‘clean’ background check, their application will be presented to the Coaching Committee for review. If they are approved by the Coaching Committee, their names will be presented to the Board for a recommendation to become part of the coaching pool.

All coaching pool candidates that have not coached for the District in the past year will be subject to updating their application information, including but not limited to their fingerprint/ background check. (A current letter of interest should include all areas of coaching desired.)

Harlem Public Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Click here to download the Coaching Employment Application.

Currently Active Positions

CONTACT PERSON: Michelle Sears, Adm. Asst. | 406-353-2289 | PO Box 339 | Harlem, MT 59526

K-12th grade Paraprofessional

Effective:  2019-2020 School Year

Requirements: District Application, Letter of Interest, Official Transcripts, Current Resume, Three Professional Reference Letters, Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check

Closing Date: Until Filled

(1)     12 Month 8 Hr. Bus Driver/Custodian
Substitute Bus Drivers
Substitute Custodians

Effective:  2019-2020 School Year

Requirements:District Application, Current CDL with “S” Bus Endorsement, First Aide/CPR, DOT Physical, Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check.
Harlem School District is willing to help you get certified and also pay the licensing fees.
Sub Custodians need District App and brackground check.

Salary:$17.02 – Drivers & Substitute Drivers
$14.75 – Custodian Substitutes

Closing Date: Until Filled

Asst. HS Track

Effective: Spring of School Year 2019-2020

Requirements:  District Application, Background Check and Drug Screen

Salary:  CBA

Deadline:  Until Filled

Harlem Schools Impact Aid Parent Advisory Committee
2 Positions Open

Effective: School Year 2019-2020


Any Parents/guardians of a Harlem Student, that resides on the Ft. Belknap Reservation, interested in serving on the Harlem Schools Impact Aid Parent Advisory Committee for 19-20 School Year, please submit a letter of interest to Harlem Public Schools District 12, Business Office, PO Box 339, Harlem, MT  59526 or fax to 353-2674.

The Impact Aid committee strives for broad involvement and participation of all students in the total educational process.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Harlem Public Schools.  Opened until filled

Part-time Nakota Language/Culture Instructor (Possible Full-time)

Effective: School Year 2019-2020 at Elementary

Requirements: District Application, Letter of Interest, Official Transcripts, Current Resume, Three Reference Letters, must have MT. OPI Class 7 Licensure, Background Check and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Salary: CBA

Deadline: Until Filled

One Male Dance Troupe Instructor
One Female Dance Troupe Instructor

Effective: School Year 2019-2020

Requirements: District Application, Letter of Interest, Must have knowledge of Native American Dancing and Regalia, and pass a Background Check. Needed one day a week from 3:30 – 5:30PM at the Elementary School. Must be 21 years of age.

Salary: $14.75 Per Hour

Deadline: Until Filled